Social and Cultural Analysis PhD
- MA in sociology or in anthropology, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, from a recognized university.
- Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
Additional Admission Requirements
A superior academic record and strong references are both essential. The intended area of research is also a factor as admission is contingent on the availability of an appropriate research supervisor. Applicants who do not have the required background in either one of the disciplines are required to take courses (undergraduate or graduate) before being admitted into the program. The number of credits required varies depending on the student's personal background but are limited to no more than 24 credits.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 90 credits.
Please see the Sociology and Anthropology Courses page for course descriptions.
Social and Cultural Analysis PhD (90 credits)
credits of Required Courses:
|6||credits of Elective Courses, chosen from two courses from the lists below:|
Note: Doctoral students are asked to perform at a higher level as leaders in class discussions and are given more in-depth work in the form of papers and oral presentations.
Additional Degree Requirements
Language Requirement. Given that the bulk of the literature in the two disciplines is written in English and French, reading assignments are given in both languages. Students are required to work towards reading proficiency very quickly. Upon completion of their coursework, students are required to demonstrate reading proficiency in both languages before being permitted to begin the thesis portion of their program. The proficiency level is verified through the administration of a translation test at the end of the coursework period.
In addition, students whose research topic requires the knowledge of a third language are expected to take the necessary courses and demonstrate proficiency in that language before embarking on their research.
- Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
- Residence. The minimum period of residence is two calendar years (6 terms) of full-time graduate study beyond the Master’s degree or the equivalent in part-time study.
- Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
- Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.